GIG HARBOR PUGET SOUND ANGLERS PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE May 2022
Our next scheduled meeting will be on Wednesday, May 11 at Tower Lanes located at 6323 6th Ave., Tacoma, telephone 253-564-8853. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM but feel free to come early and swap fish stories or grab something to eat from the grill. Our May speaker has yet to be confirmed but we hope to have WDFW Law Enforcement folks. If you have a speaker suggestion or wish to volunteer please let me know
Our April membership drawing sponsored by John Hager of Southworth Marine in Port Orchard finally had a winner! Roger Goff’s name was drawn and he was present to win the $1,040! Thanks again to Southworth Marine.
What can I say about Tommy Donlin who was our April guest speaker? If you were not there or have not previously attended one of his seminars you have really missed out. Tommy provided a lot of great information on tuna tactics and tackle in a way that kept everyone both focused as well as entertained. He has offered to come back and speak on other fisheries and I look forward to another visit. Thanks again Tommy.
Shrimping dates have been released and the openers have been pushed back a couple of weeks on the calendar. Season info for all areas can be found at: https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfishing-regulations/shrimp.
Our Dave Johnson has again been heavily involved in the development of salmon seasons and was able to provide specifics for 2022 as well as how that evolved. There are always lots of interested groups vying for a share in what is a very technical process. Glad we have Dave there working for us recreational folks.
The collaborative salmon rearing net pen project is moving forward with 100K Chinook expected to be delivered on or about 1 May (50K from the Puyallup tribe and 50K from WDFW). There will be several work parties so if you are interested so keep an eye on our FB page.
We will have a table at the Point Defiance swap meet on 7 May. If you have anything to donate for us to put on the table please let us know and please come by to see what you might want/need.
Finally, we are getting started on our 2022 Derby which is scheduled for Saturday, 13 August. We have been engaged in conversations with Metro Parks Tacoma to minimize any potential conflicts with their planning for summer events at nearby Dune Park.